Category: Easter

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Thursday 13th April 2017

A Maundy Thursday Reflection: The Urgency of Christ

communion, passover

I read something today, that I’d read a hundred times before, but this time, it brought tears to my eyes: “Jesus said to them, ‘I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.'” (Luke 22:15) Two words caught me off guard and elicited a deep ...

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Tuesday 11th April 2017

You’ll need this when you’re burned out and tired

You'll need this when you're burned out and tired

I used to wear “busy” like a badge of honor. I’ve generally had a capacity to do a lot in a day, which means my calendar convinces me to say “yes.” But then I realized that just because I CAN, doesn’t mean I have to. At my best, I’m dependable. At my ...

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Sunday 9th April 2017

A Prayer for Your Palm Sunday

A Prayer for Your Palm Sunday

Dear Jesus, Today, I will wave a palm branch. I will shout, “Hosanna!” And I will spread my cloak on a road – the road that leads straight to my heart. I invite you to enter in, to make a home in my heart, and to change me from the inside out. I want to […]

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Tuesday 29th March 2016

What I Need to Know When the World Feels Dark & Broken — #TellHisStory

What I Need to Know When the World Feels Dark & Broken -- #TellHisStory

My father-in-law was diagnosed with leukemia in 2008, a few weeks before the first tulips popped their glossy mouths open, toward the spring sky. Our daughters were six and three at the time, and they immediately asked us if “Bop”—as they called him—was going to die. The prognosis wasn’t good, ...

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Saturday 26th March 2016

Good Friday, Sadder-Day, and the Hope of Easter Sunday

Good Friday, Sadder-Day, and the Hope of Easter Sunday

It’s been one of those seasons, where you feel the two sides of your heart tugged hard. One side of the heart is tugged toward the joy of heaven, secured by the Resurrection, which we are soon to celebrate. And the other side of the heart is tugged toward the pain of earth and all of […]

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Friday 25th March 2016

Looking for a sign from God? Here’s your sign.

i've got this, easter, tomb

Easter is proof that no matter what we’re facing, God has a rescue plan. Remember how Pilate ordered the guards to put a seal on Jesus’ tomb? “Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how” (Matthew 27:65). Ha! We know how well THAT worked. It didn’t. Jesus busted ...

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Thursday 2nd April 2015

The Fullness of Our Joy on Sadder-Days and Sundays

The Fullness of Our Joy on Sadder-Days and Sundays

It’s been one of those seasons, where you feel the two sides of your heart tugged hard. One side of the heart is tugged toward the joy of heaven, secured by the Resurrection, which we are soon to celebrate. And the other side of the heart is tugged toward the pain of earth and all of […]

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Tuesday 31st March 2015

#TellHisStory: It’s Tuesday … But Sunday’s Comin’

Sundays coming, east

Sometimes, life doesn’t make a lick of sense until you look back on it in the rear-view mirror. Because when you’re in the middle, it’s a muddle. This was my muddle: I could never figure out why the tomb was empty. I knew what the Bible said, but that didn’t seem a plausible explanation. I used ...

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Monday 23rd March 2015

What We All Need to Remember Every Spring

spring, lilacs

My father-in-law was diagnosed with leukemia in 2008, a few weeks before the first tulips popped their glossy mouths open, toward the spring sky. Our daughters were six and three at the time, and they immediately asked us if “Bop”—as they called him—was going to die. The prognosis wasn’t good, ...

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